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Branco, Paulo

Works: 213 works in 435 publications in 6 languages and 4,983 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Motion pictures  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Comedy films 
Roles: Producer, Actor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Paulo Branco
Cosmopolis by David Cronenberg ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eric Packer, a 28-year-old billionaire asset manager, heads out in his tricked-out stretch limo, while remotely wagering his company's massive fortune on a bet against the Chinese Yuan. Little does he know his perfectly ordered, doubt-free world is about to implode
Mistérios de Lisboa by Raúl Ruiz ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals
Le temps retrouvé Time regained ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in French and English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in 1922, this film opens with Marcel Proust on his deathbed, looking through old photos and remembering his past. His own experiences gradually give way to the characters in his novel
Je rentre a la maison I'm going home by Manuel de Oliveira ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in French and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gilbert Valance is a successful theater actor who learns that his wife, daughter, and son-in-law have been killed in a car accident. Over time, Valence's life regains a semblance of normalcy - he takes care of his orphaned grandson, strolls the streets of Pairs, frequents his favorite cafe and returns to the stage. But when an American film director casts him against type in an English-language production of Ulysses, Valance struggles to master the dialogue and his own emotions
Les Chansons d'amour Love songs ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in French and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young French couple asks an American girl to join them in this contemporary musical. The three walk the streets of Paris, party, read, and sleep together. Sometimes it's lighthearted, sometimes there are jealousies. When one dies, the other two must come to terms with death, new relationships, and possible commitments
Letters from Fontainhas three films by Pedro Costa ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in Portuguese and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Portuguese director Pedro Costa has been steadily building an impressive body of work since the late eighties, and these are the three films that put him on the map: spare, painterly portraits of battered, largely immigrant lives in the slums of Fontainhas, a neighborhood on the outskirts of Lisbon. In Ossos, after a suicidal teenage girl gives birth, she misguidedly entrusts her baby's safety to the troubled, deadbeat father. In Vanda's Room is centered around the heroin-addicted Vanda Duarte. In Colossal youth, many of the lost souls of Ossos and In Vanda's Room return. This time, Costa focuses on Ventura, an elderly immigrant from Cape Verde living in Lisbon."--Distributor
Dans Paris Inside Paris ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in French and English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Anna has just left Paul who, annihilated by the separation, moves back with his father in Paris. His younger brother Jonathan, a casual student, still lives in his father's apartment and spends most of his time womanizing and fooling around. But what this apparent lightness conceals is a deep wound. Jonathan, in fact, has never been able to overcome the death of his beloved sister." -- IMDb
Quelques jours en septembre A few days in September ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is just ten days before 9/11. Irene, a French secret service operative, is on a mission to help Elliot, a rougue CIA agent who has disappeared with top secret intelligence about the immediate future of the world. When a Paris rendezvous goes wrong, Irene finds herself in a race against time to uncover the truth. Following closely behind is an eccentric assassin, intent on tracking down Elliot and the crucial piece of information he holds
La captive The Captive ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in French and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the story of Ariane, who lives under her lover Simon's surveillance in a grandiose Parisian apartment. Simon harbors an obsessional need to know everything about her, and imagines that she leads a double life
Le temps retrouvé by Raúl Ruiz ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in French and English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It is 1922 and Marcel Proust is on his deathbed remembering his life. Gradually his own experiences give way to the characters in his novel -- fiction eclipses reality
Lisbon story by Wim Wenders ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A German filmmaker summons his sound recorder friend to join him in Lisbon. When the latter arrives, his friend has disappeared leaving a few cans of silent footage. The sound man will wander aimlessly through the streets of Lisbon recording sounds of the old city to match the images left by his friend"--Container
Vale Abraão Val Abraham ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in Portuguese and French and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of Ema, a very attractive young girl with enormous power over men. She marries Dr. Carlo Paiva, who she is not attracted to, but is her father's friend and they move to the Valley of Abraham. With time she begins to feel unhappy about her marriage, so, with all the freedom she has, she takes a lover. A Portuguese reworking of themes from "Madame Bovary."
O convento ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and Portuguese and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An American professor travels with his beautiful wife Helene to a Portuguese monastery to prove his theory that Shakespeare was actually of Spanish Jewish origin. The host at the convent is the sinister Baltar, who becomes infatuated with Helene. A classic battle of good versus evil ensues as the flirtation between the two develops
I am Dina ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dina's father refuses to raise her after she causes her mother's accidental death. As she grows up unmanageable she marries Jacob, a man twice her age. Jacob's premature death throws suspicion on Dina when her childhood friend Tomas reappears in her life
Trois vies et une seule mort by Raúl Ruiz ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in French and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Banker/armsdealer Luc Allamand is in a surrealistic shell game during which the primary players remain a mystery to each other. Fitting together the pieces to this clever puzzle, Luc's tangled life takes us on a dynamic journey through the lives of his adversaries. A fairy tale mixes comedy and suspense in this fictional examination of man-kind's capacity to host a multitude of identities
Demain on déménage Tomorrow we move by Chantal Akerman ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When Charlotte takes in her widowed mother, the ensuing clutter drives her to distraction. As Charlotte pursues her desperate, slapstick quest for peace, her solution is to relocate, but the flood of buyers only make the place more crowded
Généalogies d'un crime Genealogies of a crime ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in French and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the case of Hermine van Hug, a 1920s psychoanalyst who believed that criminal tendencies are formed at age five and who labeled her nephew a murderer before he reached adolescence. The nephew proved her right by strangling her
Ossos by Pedro Costa ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in Portuguese and French and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Realizing that teenage mom Tina is about to gas herself and her newborn child, Tina's boyfriend grabs the infant and takes to the streets of Lisbon. In this extremely downbeat film, he attempts to sell the child and failing that, eventually gives the child to a streetwalker. Meanwhile Tina and her friend try to get the baby back. When they fail, they decide to get revenge upon the boyfriend
The inner life of Martin Frost ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After working for three years on a novel, writer Martin Frost borrows the empty country house of friends for a long-needed rest. No sooner does he arrive, however, then an idea for a story comes to him. When he wakes the next morning, eager to begin his new tale, he is shocked to discover a young woman sleeping next to him in bed-- the attractive, effervescent Claire. Presumably the niece of his hosts, she wittily overcomes Martin's initial resistance to her and the two of them fall in love. But is Claire really the person she claims to be? What bearing does this mysterious muse have on Martin's work and what consequences does Martin's writing have on her?
Party by Manuel de Oliveira ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in Portuguese and Spanish and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Leonor and Rogério celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary by hosting a party at their luxurious seaside villa. As the party wears on, Leonor finds herself pursued by an aging lothario, Michael, a powerful, cunning man with a razor-sharp wit. This game of cat-and-mouse heats up, leading to a wild and surprising revelation from the ordinarily passive Rogério."--Container
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Branco, Paolo
Branco, Paolo 1950-...
French (53)
English (29)
Portuguese (27)
Spanish (3)
German (1)
Italian (1)